Kimchi: Ecosystems and Microbes
Students will learn about ecosystems, microbes, and fermentation by making a traditional Korean food, kimchi.
2-3 class periods
active lab time:
- Learn how microbes help make kimchi.
- Describe what environment microbes need to ferment and live in kimchi.
- Identify and explain evidence of healthy fermentation.
microbes, fermentation, cycling of matter, ecosystems
- How do microbes make kimchi?
- How does the cabbage in kimchi transform over time due to fermentation?
- What type of environment is needed to help microbes make kimchi?
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